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First Normandy Bed & Breakfast, Gite

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

First Normandy is a family run, friendly and inviting holiday home. Your hosts are Tina and Allan, along with their three sons, James, William and Edward.

Our old farm, with over 2 hectares of land is situated on the edge of the small picturesque village of Cretteville. Cretteville is situated in the heart of the National Park and the American 82nd Airborne and 90th Infantry Divisions Sector of the 1944 Normandy campaign. We are within easy access of all the exciting places that appeal to you during your visit.

Cretteville is located 15 minutes from Carentan, 10 minutes from Ste. Mere Eglise, 45 minutes from Cherbourg, 40 minutes from Bayeux, 1 hour from Caen, 40 minutes from St. Lo, 25 minutes from Utah Beach, 45 minutes from Omaha and 1 hour from Pegasus Bridge.

Allan is also a Military Historian and Battlefield Tour Guide.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The Gîte has a view over the Marias. Children can also come and see our Chickens and Goats.

The Normandy region

Cretteville in brief during WW2: The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (P.I.R.), were tasked with forcing a crossing over the Douve River and establishing a bridgehead at Beuzeville-la-Bastille. The 507th P.I.R. moved in to replace the 508th P.I.R. at Cretteville, Coigny and Baupte.

La Haye du Puits

D-day and the battle of Normandy : The stretch of beach along the coast is world famous for the part it played in turning around World War II on the 6th of June 1944

William the Conqueror : Discover the fascinating history of one of the greatest warriors of all time whilst marvelling at the impressive architecture of the medieval period.

Museums and Places of interest : A whole range of emotions await you in Normandy : delight in the presence of major world heritage sites and masterpieces...

Châteaux and Manors : Normandy is a land rich in castles and manor-houses.

Parks and Gardens : Normandy is a horticultural heaven and boasts an extraordinary number of parks and gardens open to the public.

Churches and Abbeys : The role played by the abbeys and churches of Normandy has been significant. At the height of their glory there were one hundred and twenty in the region.

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11 Aug 2013


"Best hospitality great appartement"

We've stayed 4 nights (including the breakfast) and this was definetely one of the best appartements we joined during our 3 weeks travel.
The rooms are clean, quiet (very important for me) and Tina is helpful with any kind of questions. As it is a separate building, nobody will be disturbed by e.g. the noise of playing children. Especially the spacious kitchen/living/dining room combination makes this appartement very attractive. If we have had better weather, we would also have enjoyed the enclosed terrasse.
We traveled with our 10 year old son, but the appartement would fit perfectly for up to 4 people (2 separated sleeping rooms).
If You are interested in the numberous D-Day "attractions", the appartement is very good located. In addition, Tina's husband is specialized on D-Day tours and information (which we did not book, as we were here to ejoy the landscape).

If there were some jogging/hiking tracks for my morning activities, I would rate the appartement 5-star-"Plus". Nevertheless fully recomended!!!

10 Feb 2013


"Fantastic holiday home and wonderful hosts"

this is a home from home holiday gite. The finish and the furnishings are fantastic. I can honestly say we have never experience such luxurious bedding and towels in all our years of travelling around Europe . The owners are available for advice and directions. We would highly recommend this to all. We booked it at the very last minute, the day before we arrived ,without any hiccups

14 Nov 2012


"Very Pleased with Accomodations"

Our daughter booked this B&B for us, as we wanted to see Normandy beaches and experience the history of the area. We arrived late, and were welcomed by Tina who in turn sent email message to daughter to let her know we arrived safely. The accomodations were wonderful and Tina was very helpful in giving us information of who,what, & where to go in area and even directions on how to get back to Paris airport ! The breakfasts were delicious, we throughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone..You won't be disappointed!

31 Aug 2012


"Wonderful, can[--]t wait to go again......"

Met by such a warm welcome, the gite is immaculate throughout with absolutely everything you could ever need for self catering, we arrived later than expected to a 'more' than Welcome pack provided for us (including a well appreciated bottle of the local tipple....(wine and cider) Within minutes we felt at home in the snuggly lounge, the kitchen has EVERYTHING included, bedrooms are large with very comfortable beds, and the bathroom has one powerful shower...just what is needed after a day sight seeing!! The Gite is situated in a small quiet village but close to all Normandy D-Day Landing beaches and tourist attractions, with the gorgeous beaches being 15 minutes away. We spent 7 nights at the Gite and the time just flew by, we were out all day either sight seeing or relaxing on the beach, and it was lovely to come 'home' on an evening to such a chilled and beautiful environment, sitting out doors with a glass of wine looking out over the open countryside, and beautifully kept gardens. Tina and Allan couldn't have been better hosts, being there if we needed assistance or if we needed any tips on where to go, and Allan's knowledge on World War II is amazing, I could sit and listen to him talk about the area all night (and one night we did!!) I would recommend this gite to anyone wanting a fabulous holiday in a relaxed setting. We can't wait to return in October. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!!

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:16 Sep 2014

Based in France

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